A&S Staff Board


The College of Arts & Sciences Staff Board advocates for all staff within our college, provides advice on staff matters to our Dean, and leads innovation across the University.  Our mission is to:

  • Welcome, educate, and mentor new college staff members
  • Intentionally promote diversity and inclusion in all that we do
  • Support, develop, and promote staff members and staff activities
  • Inform other University constituents

We welcome you to attend a meeting or to submit any suggestions or concerns to us. For more information, please contact the A&S Staff Board via email.


The College of Arts & Sciences now has a Professional Development Fund to support A&S Staff by providing monetary awards to enhance professional skills.

A&S Staff members can apply for funds to cover the costs associated with professional development opportunities including but not limited to conferences (participation, presentation, or attending), professional events at local, state, regional, national, or international level venues, books or required materials for courses or professional trainings, internal workshop fees, continued learning courses, or any other reasonable and justifiable cost that supports professional development.

  • Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis at A&S Staff Board meetings.
  • Awards will be made based on a majority vote.
  • Award maximums are $500 annually and must be spent within 30 days of the notification of award.
  • Applications should be made in accordance with all College and University regulations and policies.

To apply for funds please fill out the application via the link below. We look forward to reviewing your application for consideration.


Andrew Polter, Chair - Assoc. Dir. Development, UC Foundation-A&S Development

Danielle Petermann, Treasurer - Program Manager, Biology

Kelly Schiller, Secretary - Sr. Academic Advisor, Advising-Center for Exploratory Studies

Kellee Adams, Business Manger, Chemistry

Quentin Adams, Computer & Info Analyst, A&S IT

Brandi Forbes - Grad Program Coordinator, Psychology

Sokoni Hughes - Program Manager, Africana Studies, Judaic Studies, and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Mack Maynard, Sr.. Academic Advisor, Advising

Aimee Nance, Business Manger, Biology

Elizabeth Vleaminck - Assoc. Dr. Marketing, Marketing and Communications

  • An A&S Staff Board Term of Service is 2 years, commencing on
    September 1 and ending on August 31 of the academic year
  • Nominate yourself by filling out the form at the link below 
    when the Board announces that there is an open position(s)
  • An A&S Staff Board member will contact you about the remainder
    of the process once your completed form has been reviewed 

Click here to apply!!

The A&S Staff Board meetings are open meetings.  Any A&S staff member
is welcome to attend. These meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month and take place in Room 130 McMicken Hall (unless otherwise noted), 11 am - 12:00 pm.  

Meeting Dates for 2021:

  • January 12
  • February 9
  • March 9
  • April 13
  • May 11
  • June 8
  • July 13
  • August 10
  • September 14
  • October 12
  • November 9
  • December 14

When a new employee in A&S is hired, we would like existing A&S Staff members to welcome the new person into our community. As an A&S Buddy, you can offer guidance and share experiences to support our newest colleagues in their new role and responsibilities.  We can be available to answer questions related to our students, our College, and our University, and you can introduce them to colleagues and assist with building effective and productive networks within the University.  Additional goals of the A&S Buddy program are to provide clarification of policies, procedures, and protocol and assist with access to training on key processes.

Would you like to volunteer to be an A&S Buddy?  If so, please email Kelly Schiller, schillk@ucmail.uc.edu, for more information. We will connect you with the new A&S Staff member so you can arrange coffee, lunch, or something else that will fit your schedules.  THANK YOU!

At the beginning of each academic year, the A&S Staff Board hosts a staff retreat where A&S staff come together to network and discuss topics such as professional development, job efficiency, and shared challenges and proposed solutions. 

Archive to the Annual Retreat.  

A&S Staff Suggestion Box

We are interested in hearing from you about any suggestions, comments, or concerns that you may have concerning A&S. Click here to submit anonymously or submit your contact information for feedback!